Paul played part of the 2005 season with the Blues U-21 squad, and was called into the senior side on several occasions that campaign, before briefly returning to his hometown club Tramore. Signing a new contract in 2006, he quickly established himself in the first team, and has been pretty much a regular fixture ever since. In 2008 Macca suffered a horror fracture of the ankle, compounded with torn ligaments, which kept him out of the side for much of the year.
Was going to spend a year out of the game but signed for the 2009 season .
Scored his first goal of 2009 in April .A strong-running midfielder, with an excellent engine and a great football brain. Played through the pain barrier for the Blues this year, but eventually underwent adductor muscle surgery in August 2009 which will unfortunately keep Paul out for the remainder of the season.